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Latitude: 51.5112 / 51°30'40"N
Longitude: -0.138 / 0°8'16"W
OS Eastings: 529311
OS Northings: 180784
OS Grid: TQ293807
Mapcode National: GBR FD.5G
Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.K8FV
Entry Name: Our Lady of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church
Listing Date: 24 February 1958
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1273895
English Heritage Legacy ID: 207498
Location: Westminster, London, W1F
District: City of Westminster
Electoral Ward/Division: West End
Built-Up Area: City of Westminster
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St James Piccadilly
Church of England Diocese: London
TQ 2980 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER WARWICK STREET Wl
Our Lady of the
24-2-58 Assumption Roman
Built as the Portuguse Embassy Chapel c. 1730, transferred to the
Bavarian Embassy in 1736; rebuilt 1788 after the Gordon Riots.
Red brick, slate roof. Deliberately domestic looking elevation.
2 storeys. 3 window wide pedimented centre with narrow flanking
bays. Central corniced doorway and flanking flat gauged brick
arched windows. 1st floor level has 3 blind semicircular arched
windows. Stone bracket cornice and pediment. Inside the western
part of the Chapel has retained its C18 character with galleries
around 3 sides on wood grained columns with Adam style capitals
and ceiling plasterwork in similar vein. Cast iron gallery balustrades
by Bentley who shortened them when he altered the east end in a Veneto-
Byzantine manner from 1874 onwards, the apse faced in grey marble
panels with mosaics of 1910 and the saints in panels even later.
Font of 1788. Large relief sculptures of the Assumption, formerly part
of High Altar by J. E. Carew, 1853. Early C19 Italian neo-
classical altar originating from Foxcote House, Ilmington, Warwicks.
Survey of London; vol XXXI
Listing NGR: TQ2931180784
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